Rekindling the Intellectual, Spiritual, Creative legacy of Christians in Culture

Hands Our topic is: Inklings 2.0: Can The Inklings face-to-face pub experience be replaced by online interaction. Joining us are artist Scott Erickson of "The transpire project," blogger Jennifer Zug, and singer-songwriter Tara Ward. The Inklings were literary enthusiasts who praised the value of narrative in fiction, and encouraged the writing of fantasy. Meeting between the 1930's and 1960's "they gathered regularly at a pub nicknamed the Bird and Baby in Oxford. Most notable were members CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Charles Williams and Owen Barfield, but over the years there were a total of over 20 who were counted among the members most of whom, but not all, were professing Christians. Warnie Lewis said of the group, "Properly speaking, the Inklings was neither a club nor a literary society, though it partook of the nature of both. There were no rules, officers, agendas, or formal elections." Out of this dynamic gathering grew deep friendships and literary output that is still influential today.